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Krka National Park

 The most frequently visited areas in of Krka National Park are Skradinski buk and Roški slap. Skradinski buk is one of Croatia's best known natural features, made up of travertine cascades, islands and lakes.

The waterfalls are easily accessed and attractive for all true nature lovers, those interested in national customs and all those looking to enjoy the hospitality and culture offered here.

Source: Krka National Park

Visovac Island

 Visovac Island is among Croatia's most valuable natural and cultural values. The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac have stood here since 1445. The complex, together with the beautiful landscape of Visovac La

The monastery houses a valuable archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes anda rich library, with several historical manuscripts, valuable books and incunabula. Due to the centuries of worship of the Mother of God, this island is often called Our Lady’s Island. Visovac has always attracted pilgrims, who today arrive via the organized boat excursions of Krka National Park.

Visits to Visovac Island are possible by way of boat excursion from Skradinski buk, Stinica and Remetić (marked on the Krka National Park map). A visit to Visovac Island includes a 30 minute tour of the island, the Franciscan monastery, church and museum.

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Oziđana pećina

 Oziđana pećina, a locality within the framework of the educational walking trail Stinice - Roški slap - Oziđana pećina, is a site of exceptional natural, cultural and historical significance.

Archaeological research has confirmed the presence in the cave of all the Neolithic cultures of the Adriatic region (Impresso, Danilo and Hvar cultures) and Eneolithic cultures, from the early to the middle Bronze Age. There is a record of continuous human presence in the cave from 5000 to 1500 B.C. An in situ archaeological collection has been put on display in the cave.

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Burnum - amphitheatre and archaeological collection Burnum

 Hidden in the heart of the Dalmatinska Zagora region, deep in the rocks and karst and overgrowth with macchia brush, stands a gem of ancient history: the Roman military camp Burnum.

It was erected at the turn of the new era, at a position that allowed for control of the passage across the Krka River. Burnum was the seat of the XI legion of the Roman army of Claudiae Piae Fidelis and IV legion of Flaviae Felix. Auxiliary units (cohorts) were stationed here in a small camp constructed in the eastern part of the complex.

Visitors can view the arches of the command building in the camp, the only military amphitheatre in Croatia (near the village of Ivoševci) and several walls of the military exercises area.

The archaeological artefacts dug up from this locality (weapons, tools, daily use items) are on display at the Archaeological Collection Burnum in Puljani, opened in 2010. The locality and archaeological collection are open for visitors during the whole year. Burnum can only be reached by road.

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Krka Monastery

The Krka Monastery (Holy Archangel), the spiritual centre of the Orthodox faith, stands 3.5 kilometres east of Kistanje, in a bay on the Krka River. Erected on the foundations of an earlier Eremite monastery, it was first mentioned in the written records

A church built in the Byzantine style stands next to the monastery. Below the church there are ancient Roman catacombs, which are open to visitors. The monastery was named after the Krka River, which abounds here in plant and animal species, thanks to the water which provides them with life and the peace that is assured due to man’s absence.

The Krka Monastery can be visited by organized boat excursions (lasts 2.5 hours) from Roški slap from April to October. It can also be reached by road from Kistanje.

Source: Krka National Park

Educational workshops for children

 Alongside protecting and promoting the values of the park, one of the fundamental determinants of the Public Institute of Krka National Park is education.

We need to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection among our youngest generations, as they are the best promoters of positive ecological messages in their environment.  Educational programmes include numerous lectures, ecological workshops, field courses and sports activities and they have been adapted, both in terms of content and methods, to various ages of children. The topics of our educational programmes are related to biological diversity and nature protection. The educational programme is carried out by the staff of the Public Institute of Krka National Park in agreement with teachers and professors. All our programmes are held year round, either outdoors in Krka National Park, or in the branch offices of the Public Institute of Krka National Park. The recommended group size for workshops is 25 children. These workshops are organised in advance, and usually last 1 hour. Groups visiting Krka National Park with a guide can have a maximum of 50 children. Any cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time; otherwise, the full price of the reserved service will be charged.

Source: Krka National Park

Fun fact: Ethno presentation - The water mills in the national park belong to the system of pre-industrial water plants on the Krka River. They have always symbolized the economic power of the region, and were a frequent source of conflict over history. The preserved water mills are from the 19th century and have exceptional cultural and historical significance as monuments of rural architecture and our economic past. Considering their primary activity and the rural expression, they are considered ethnological/ethnographic monuments.

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